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the army is in and the question now who's next. to. which way the country is going to be easy to sort out so far it's nearly a week since he gyptian generals promised to lift a fifty year state of emergency but there's still no sign of when that will be the army if it once can keep the state of emergency in place for as long as it says it's necessary but not everyone thinks its intentions are noble my mind is a photographer who couldn't wait to capture egypt's revolution on film but he was stopped at the border by gyptian soldiers. so just how different is egypt today under the generals from the egypt of yesterday under mubarak finian cunningham is a middle east expert in bahrain from way visual and internet communications have been cut by the authorities emergency all of the. central component of the government apparatus when i hear about things like the present.
war or. generals and for as long as a state of emergency remains in place the hopes that brought millions of egyptians to the streets remain up in the air but egypt is not the only country the middle east that lives in a state of emergency across its border here in israel this country to has its emergency doors for the last six decades since the birth of the state of israel we've been in a formal state of emergency which in israel has set into power a number of laws that were struck civil liberties and civil rights in ways that we find problematic wherever it is there's no denying that a country in a state of emergency is a country where democracy is ignored and if in egypt the generals don't make clear signs to move towards democracy soon there are many protesters might be wondering what exactly they were out on the streets for. r.t. tel aviv. and a diary. from the center for research and globalization told us that change will
only come to the region when constitutions are in return and real elections held. these are revolts they're not revolutions yet people's mindsets are revolutionary they want change they're fed up with these are revolts until the structures in place change in what we consider revolutions in order for democratic position to occur people need to elect their officials right now we're not seeing that we're seeing the status quo in egypt the military is taking over nothing's changed it's a formal change husni mubarak was a part of the military the military hosni mubarak who won the united states and its allies are politically heading their backs what they're doing right now is something that we call creating a counter discourse counter discourse is when you have a party in governance and in opposition to get control of both sides now i'm not saying that the protests aren't genuine the protests are absolutely genuine an organic but the fact is that the united states is trying to put its own opposition
figures into position to see the wisemen in egypt which are unelected individuals billionaires people who were it part of the status quo part of the regime in fact who did nothing for mobarak was in power. this is on stand coming coming up in just a couple of months and it's really just a plan rather russian president dmitri meant that if this is the vatican i would have all the details of his meeting with the president really could change the relationship between the countries catching. us russia's wealthiest woman finds herself in the middle of a multi million dollar fund and don't get all the details later about. pentagon officials have been before a senate budget committee which is seeking to slash the u.s. government debt from a staggering fourteen trillion dollars president obama has proposed cutting the massive defense budget by nearly eighty billion dollars over the next five years but the pentagon wants to be assured that saving cash doesn't impede america's
ability to wage war while nor an essential programs could lose significant funding the proposed budget will see the pentagon's account grow in the next few years but laura currently from the center for american progress told it is the current american approach to defense spending last forever. the defense budget is it's actually higher now than it was at the peak level of spending during the cold war we're spending more on defense and they are spending during the war in vietnam as well and defense spending in the country is actually double since two thousand and one so really i think we need to do a better job of matching our resources and our priorities i think since two thousand and one in this country we've sort of gotten into the mindset of buy everything do everything in a sense we've decided that if we can spend enough money we can sort of in a way address every threat that's out there we can buy perfect security and that's just not realistic actually secretary gates was testifying on the hill yesterday in
front of the house armed services committee and he was asked about this very idea you know how much money do we really need to spend for all these security needs and he said listen you know there is no money money that you can of spam that can actually take our risk down to zero it's just it's an illusory concept so we need to do a better job as i said of matching our resources and our priorities and at this moment time with the difficult economic situation in the u.s. we really just can't afford to increase the pentagon budget year after year as we have been doing over the last decade. and while officials on the how many billion dollars to give or take from the pentagon miriam pemberton from the institute for policy studies in washington side of the different stillness have been much better spent. what they do and they've been doing it for years is a envision you know very ambitious plans for military spending then they pair them back a little bit and they call that a cut you talked about the reach of our of our military bases around the world some
of those bases were in saudi arabia it's pretty clear that they are doing at least as much harm as they're doing good by inflaming sentiments in those countries who don't want to be occupied by u.s. military bases and so. i think we need to really look carefully at what we are spending for this military security and really whether it's making us in fact more secure and what we need to do is shift savings that we can readily make in the military budget into. other forms of investment in our economy that actually create more jobs we commissioned a study a couple years ago that showed that a billion dollars invested in the military creates about eleven thousand jobs but if you put it in for example mass transit which the president wants to do you
create seventeen thousand jobs seventeen thousand jobs from mass transit eleven thousand jobs from military spending so this this investment in things we need that will actually improve the productivity of our economy as a whole. is a is a better job creator than military spending. pope benedict the sixteenth says he wants to learn that's what he told me triggered that it has been an official visit to the vatican as part of the russian internal and cultural exchange yet it's just over a yes and small scale in the holy see restored ties following decades of disagreement in the timing of aqaba. this is the first visit over russian president putin vatican city after russian vatican establish diplomatic relations back in two thousand and nine president dmitry medvedev and both been addict the sixteenth touched upon a number of global issues as well as cooperation has been russia and italy within
various international organizations but they also talked about the cross concessional dialogue between the russian orthodox and the roman catholic church as members of the russian delegation have been saying that it's a little ations between the churches have been improving recently and that right now a possibility of a meeting of the leader of the russian orthodox church patron cureall and the had all the roman catholic church who benedict the sixteenth is now much more possible than it was several years ago so in that respect this visit has been very symbolic also during president video of visits to rome a number of energy deals have been signed russia and it's really have agreed to jointly invest in two major infrastructure and energy projects in north africa also it was decided that glossaries going to be involved in developing the elephant oil fields in levy it together with its sleeve and a career it's really is russia second largest trade partner in the european union
after germany and according to preliminary estimates. trade to volumes have increased speed through the two countries by nearly twelve percent since two thousand and nine. this is also in just a head space function because a sever announcing agent who's spy scandal made headlines around the world. on new challenges on a mission to get the russian space industry to look fabulous all the calls me details are a little later in the program. kosovo's marking the sudden of us or of its unilateral declaration of independence from so bad but continues to suffer from huge economic and. political chaos the republic is recognized by the united states and most but not by russia and other and over one hundred other united nations men they can only crisis has been deepened by a recent council of europe report alleging top kosovo's leaders including current prime minister hashim tashi were involved in renders crimes during the one nine
hundred ninety nine these include executions abductions and organ trafficking and occasions which serbia has asked the you have security council to investigate and marco graphic from the british side then alliance for peace says the u.s. and e.u. don't investigate didn't investigate because their roles in what happened would have been matched loz crimes that were committed to it so it was at that time was so huge that. in fact the reality was that the albanians that the u.s. was sponsoring at the time they couldn't go back from their original claims without admitting that they'd be lying all along particularly nine hundred ninety nine and that would have meant that those who bombed serbia were culpable in criminal terms for that bombing and should answer before an international court so of course it would be very difficult for them to say actually yes we are indeed wrong we were wrong we supported the wrong side and. that was the one step too far for them there seems to be nobody charged with the task of actually investigating technologies
findings so it will require a brave brave the security council and the committee has agreed to counsel one that wants the truth to actually appear and i have my doubts whether that will appear out of the security council. police have raided the offices of russia's richest woman he learned about today's the barely any a wife a former may your english call of her was signed by president dmitry medvedev and the raid was conducted as part of a criminal probe into that legend betterment of four hundred fourteen million dollars from the bank of moscow last year has gone off its. officials are saying that these searchers are part of an investigation looking into the embezzle mint thirteen billion rubles which is over four hundred forty million u.s. dollars from the bank of moscow which is russia's fifth largest bank and they see that you know the wife of moscow's former. are directly connected to this case which actually started in december investigators believe that the investment
was conducted through a loan deal between the bank of moscow and several if you go up in companies and they say that the money simply ended up on a personal bank account not what's also interesting is that investigators say that this transaction happened on the same day as the government allocated around fifteen billion rubles to the bank of moscow for other purposes and there's already speculation that this state money may have been used to cover up the debts for a company in teko for recent years both the union the end of moscow's former have been subjected to controversy although neither of them have been found guilty of any illegal activities there's a lot of speculation that you know who is a russia's richest woman and the only female billion in the country she was able to gain this fortune with the help of her husband's resources as the mayor of moscow
her company and also always got the most attractive deals in the city when it comes to its development and what's also interesting is that since stopped being the mayor of moscow also stopped getting all these good deals. and her lawyer so deny all the accusations saying that the investigators have absolutely no grounds for such claims he says that neither she or her company in teko were connected or involved. in any criminal activities and said that these. are pressure on her and her husband meanwhile the investigator. to call up everybody in including for questioning if it is necessary. let's not take a look at some other international news stories a series of blunders have rocked a military base in turns india killing at least twenty people it happened near the
appleton the country's largest city as salaam explosions had started in one all step before spreading to others in the camp four thousand people have fled the area and had gathered at the country's national sports stadium a similar accident at another turns in the end i mean facility in two thousand and nine killed three people. in a second day of violence the southeastern turkey after riots marks the twelfth anniversary of the capture of a prominent kurdish rebel leader protesters held stones and petrol bombs at the police and the c.t.o. . who responded with tear gas and water cannon several people were arrested the protesters accuse security forces of being to have a hundred during demos and this week. continued to imprisonment. tourists were among twelve people killed one a boat sank in north eastern get the vessel went down before dawn one was tourists leave their cabins it's believed there were twenty foreigners on board those who
survived nine people and six crew members jumped into the water when they were rescued by other vessels the deadliest toll boat accident since the country opened up to foreigners twenty five years ago. belgium has now gone two hundred fifty days without a government which some might say equals the world record held by a blog eight months stalemate is divided on language lines between the leaders of the six million flemish and point hoffman led french speaking communities hundreds from both sides organized a flash mob in the student town of vote and calling for the creation of the unity government they went was one of the millions of men to be held across the country. just seem a spy turned t.v. show host and a model at chapman who was one of the russians. busted by the us. last summer now has held my own yet another career designing space industry uniforms you can see the gretsch or. the laboratories are taking center stage and businesses seem so
donna chapman is just the latest to try and cash in on your v.a.p. status well to begin with she registered your name as a trademark so know your name as a brand and the latest of your creative ideas will be reflected in a collection of quote sport ross course most people spacemen on the grounds that a space control son trig and also the country's largest training center will be trussed up in what we believe might be very glamorous and outfits it's not specified though in what capacity issue will be participating as a designer or she will take part in the project financially would not have told the last year for the first time in her life on the chaplin visited the baikonur space cosmodrome in kazakhstan where she soit a rocket launched into orbit and perhaps it was there where followed inspiration looked around at those brave men and decided that their next mission will be to
make them look more they feel as though since july last year when she was deported from the united states of america it seems that the spies service has become the least kept secret in russia she was offered a job on television she's now hosting a t.v. program where she's supposedly uncovering the world's secrets she was also appointed an advisor to the foreign service bank which shares the nie shows with the country's a top secret service the af was just recently she joined a movement so yes it seems that these days choose here and there and everywhere. to sweden where there's increasing pressure for the country to join nato was many european countries already members of the alliance i spent say it's only a matter of time before still holds for those that need. season is now a matter with a local peace activist who claims all of his attempts on america's way of trying to gain control of the whole continent country.
calls the u.s. nato war machine in the south korea and japan because we didn't good go through there so proud to be one of the guys. why did people know so little about nato sweden cooperation their sort of don't speak about the connection between afghanistan the troops we have in afghanistan and nato it's sort of kept aside so people in this country they are not in favor of their soldiers in afghanistan and it was not at all brought up in the campaign for the election last autumn. so i can't on that i can see it sort of silence the whole thing it was very obvious when that was. it was. suicide bombers in got the no news paper connected this with the fact that swedish troops are in
afghanistan we don't know for sure what the kind of connections were but they did the newspapers didn't connect the don't talk about the thought that the problem it was it is not discussed and why does the swedish media ignore these kinds of things why are people talking about this not until i show the man and show the global reach of nato and the how what they are doing up in the north like us was born being a training bomb training in north bought then the it said this is all you are telling the truth because it's not told what if we russia goes to canada and train bombing shouldn't it be a little bit. unfeeling if we didn't it would have warped i mean i would be very very scared if they started bomb being close to another country came
over from the other side of the ocean and started training bomb being a course the americans really have the right to be to be to be secure in what's going on here what are they planning for people who have endured such a horrifying war like russia you shouldn't treat them that way west is treating russia today by in circling strangling pointing at you from the submarine from one month outside more months you have tried in submarine surrounding the whole a ratio what is that but the international community says they understand russia's caution about nato do you think they really do it's about surrounding erase shia. and in the end strangle maybe not bomb but strangle and threaten so you get your gas you get the same period gas you can put up your your oil pumps and the like
they tried during jensen i mean it was almost there they really wanted to to to come into the core of the russian foreign ministry and then rude but then put in cape. and then what what was they telling what was the calling putting all hitler is a whore you see what he said stop enough is enough why does the country's political elite want to help or to most likely be in the alliance what are they doing to get them on the hook what are they doing what are they promising them or i really i don't have the answer because for me it is insane this policy it's true it's pure insanity ho many things can united states government show that they don't
care if about peoples when they show they torture in for instance all these terrible torture place in. being one time on the mall in every place they are violating international law they are violating all treaties or treaties and they come away with it do you think that sweden hides behind partnership for peace to cooperate with nato oh it's we all knew some of us knew for heaven's sake partnership for peace is just the end to chambre for nato but partnership for peace was the most i haven't heard it but they told us told me when i was in new york a couple years ago the pentagon said. had said partnership for peace is considered the most brilliant idea the pentagon ever had come forward with it was so successful because you could look at what the partnership for peace has turned into we need almost only understand almost all countries that former partnership or
peace they already made to and why is partnership for peace so brilliant because you get alliance right into the foreign policy to start to discuss to get the possibility to just start to talk with with the people who are who are responsible for four of. for important policy that is partnership for peace and they fooled a lot of peace organizations are you crazy are you really crazy you are going with nato on no admit that it's appears organisation so they were talented those who brought this they were but the worst thing and the thing that made us just be wanting to put war joining european union and then after this it was just partnership for peace i mean it was it was the it was the case i mean it joining european union richard holbrooke who came here in ninety four and said hello to to
us you know richard holbrooke when he is around the where now he's dead but there are certain are there others coming but richard holbrooke and he said why don't you can take on the baltic states so sweden did look at what we're doing now we're almost one of the best guys in the club in the eight we do more than the other countries that are in nato that were sweden is now it's a shame it's a shame i've found i'm ashamed of my country it's joining in nato secretly pulling people. thank you very much for sitting down with us.
even told a real meridian. again this is also the headlines. that risings internees endangered continue to spawn away by the rest across the middle east and north africa as demonstrators wanting to change and reform clashed with police in several countries as bahrain by those demonstrations the military now running a.j. has arrested the former interior minister over the police crackdown on protests before dictator hosni mubarak was toppled. in the u.s. pentagon officials have been before senate budget committee seeking to slash america's time during fourteen trillion dollar national debts the pentagon wants to keep america's capacity to wage war in times but critics say most of this plan to as many americans face the threat of holder to. grade has called on the u.n.
security council to investigate allegations leaking leaking told politicians including the current prime minister toci to human trafficking and other crimes during the one nine hundred ninety nine when the call comes as the poor a basket can only depreciation costs of are on this side and about serial bits you know logical declaration of independence from sebi. as public anger grows in the muslim world also he's peaceful about also his guest whether iran's political establishment does next to be toppled that's not cross talk program which is up next. well. the latest in science and technology from around russia. we've dumped a few jerks some.